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Tennis a method of deciding quickly the result of a set drawn at six-all, usually involving the playing of one deciding game for the best of twelve points in which the service changes after every two points
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Jones and Yilmaz had seven points each, with the latter taking the runner-up honours having the second-highest tiebreak score.
nz, Berdych said that although he played very well in the game and built the tactics and the game plan on his strength, he lost as the tiebreak is always a 'big lottery' and Wawrinka got lucky by winning the game.
We played really well at the end of the tiebreak at the end of both matches.
Still there was another twist in store - the Russian regaining the initiative only to fail to serve out for the title at 6-5 forcing another tension-filled tiebreak which she claimed 7-5.
Henman held a narrow lead at 6-5 in the first set when the players were briefly forced off court by rain but Hewitt maintained his concentration on the resumption to hold serve and force a tiebreak.
With both players firing in serves of more than 130mph, it was almost inevitable that there would be tiebreaks.
Five other tussles, including that of France's Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Russia's Alexander Grischuk, will also go trough tiebreaks.
After the tiebreaks, Salem gave the hometown crowd reason to celebrate after taking the bronze medal, followed by Korobov, Socko, Zhigalko and Jones in that order.
When it came down to it in the tiebreak, she played a lot better than I did.
Nalbandian, the first Argentine to reach the final since Guillermo Vilas won the title in 1974, took the final tiebreak 7-3.
IG - US Open markets: 870-890 tiebreak points,75-77 tiebreaks, 215-235 fif th-set games, 23-25 five-set matches, 12-14 sets won to love.
3 seed at Carson, beat Williams in three sets and two tiebreaks in the Bank of the West final on Sunday afternoon.